Reports: Congressman Dean Phillips still contemplating run for presidency

(KSTP) – Minnesota congressman Dean Phillips is still contemplating jumping into the race for the Democratic nomination for president, according to reports from ABC affiliate in New Hampshire WMUR-TV and Politico.

New Hampshire Democratic Party chairman Ray Buckley told WMUR that Phillips has contacted him and is considering filing for the first-in-the-nation ballot before New Hampshire’s filing deadline, which is next Friday.

Politico is also reporting tonight that plans for an event are being made where Phillips could launch a presidential campaign next Friday in Concord, New Hampshire.

Phillips told 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS that more updates can be expected this weekend.

Phillips has previously called for President Biden not to run for re-election, saying it’s time for a new generation to lead.

Phillips recently stepped down from a leadership post in the U.S. House of Representatives after calling for a primary challenger to President Biden.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.